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10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts from Loudoun County

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 by in Ciders & Spirits, Shopping, Wine | 0 comments


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

And for some of you who err on the side of procrastination, that might be inducing a little bit of panic. You have less than two days to find the perfect gift. But don’t worry. Even if you’ve put off shopping for your special someone until the very last minute (i.e., now!), Loudoun County has plenty of options available. To help our readers out, we’ve put together an array of gift suggestions based on your loved one’s interests.

For the wine lover: a wine club membership.
Score the vino lover in your life a membership in a Loudoun County wine club, because nothing says love like regular shipments of wine. Over half of our 39 wineries offer clubs so there are plenty to choose from.
For the fashion fanatic: a shopping spree at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets.
Take your fashion savvy someone on a shopping spree at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets. Whatever labels they love, you’ll find them at this massive outlet center. There are a whopping 110 stores including Ann Taylor, Michael Kors, Williams-Sonoma, and many more.
For the football fan: Cooley art from the Cooley Gallery.
If your significant other is a football fan, surprise them with something a little different than season tickets. Former Washington Redskins Tight End Chris Cooley has his own art spot dubbed the Cooley Gallery. There, you can snag works created by Cooley himself, including a teapot. 
For the nature lover: a birdhouse from the Heritage Farm Museum.
If your loved one is into the great outdoors and Mother Nature’s majesty, the Heritage Farm Museum has lots of options, including adorable birdhouses shaped like animals — sure to attract some backyard beauties.
For the foodie: classes at Salamander’s cooking studio.
Anyone who’s into food could benefit from some kitchen skills. And at Salamander Resort & Spa, their Cooking Studio is home to classes on topics including Kitchen Chemistry, Cookies and Bars, and The Treasured Chesapeake among others. Chef skills will benefit the one you love for a lifetime (and you, too!)
For the fitness enthusiast: integrated yoga classes at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens.
If your loved one likes to keep moving, you can help them de-stress and stay fit with Oatland’s integrated yoga, held in their lovely 1810 greenhouse. Show your special someone you love them for their healthy body AND mind.
For the animal lover: horseback riding lessons at Red Gate Farm.
There’s nothing like riding horseback for creating a bond with another species. Get your animal-loving partner some private lessons at Red Gate Farm and help them make a new (equine) best friend.
For the spirits connoisseur: Catoctin Creek tour and tasting.
If your spouse is more of a spirits lover than a wine lover, DC’s Wine Country also boasts some pretty incredible local spirits. For Valentine’s Day, treat the spirits enthusiast in your life to a special tour and tasting of Catoctin Creek’s finest, from rye whiskey to gin to peach brandy.
For the chocoholic: tickets to the Annual Chocolates Galore event.
Who wouldn’t love a cornucopia of chocolate? This annual event will feature all kinds of chocolate edibles, dancing, a live auction, and lots of other dessert-related fun. It’s pretty much the perfect evening.
For the history buff: historian membership at the Loudoun Museum.
If your significant other is fascinated by past eras, there’s no better place than the Loudoun Museum, a tribute to our historically rich region. A historian membership will score them free admission, free lectures, and invitations to workshops and events.

There you have it! Plenty of Valentine’s Day options, all easily available for last-minute holiday shoppers. That ought to give your blood pressure a break. Happy shopping! And Happy Valentine’s Day!

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